Brian Bedford

Brian Bedford

Director, Performer

Brian Bedford, the British-born performer who was one of the great stage actors of his generation, with a peculiar affinity for the classics, and a particular association with Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival, died Jan. 13 in Santa Barbara, CA. He was 80.

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  • Born: Feb 16, 1935 in Morley, West Yorkshire, England
  • Death: Jan 13, 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA

Awards

Drama Desk Award
2011 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play The Importance of Being Earnest Winner
1994 Outstanding Actor in a Play Timon of Athens Nominee
1992 Outstanding Actor in a Play Two Shakespearean Actors Winner
1974 Outstanding Performance Jumpers Winner
1971 Outstanding Performance The School for Wives Winner
1970 Outstanding Performance Private Lives Winner
1969 Outstanding Performance The Misanthrope Winner
Outer Critics Circle
2011 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play The Importance of Being Earnest Winner
2003 Outstanding Actor in a Play Tartuffe Nominee
1992 Outstanding Actor in a Play Two Shakespearean Actors Nominee
1970 Outstanding Performance Private Lives Winner
Tony Award
2011 Actor in a Play The Importance of Being Earnest Nominee
2003 Actor in a Play Tartuffe Nominee
1997 Actor in a Play London Assurance Nominee
1995 Actor in a Play The Moliére Comedies Nominee
1994 Actor in a Play Timon of Athens Nominee
1992 Actor in a Play Two Shakespearean Actors Nominee
1971 Actor in a Play The School for Wives Winner